Neither possible nor credible
The disgrace of spurious claims about WMD in Iraq highlights the need to reform the UN, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Free for plunder
Deregulation merely regulates in the interests of the few. As such, writes Samir Amin , it is destined to fail. But at what cost?
Sharon's security fence
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed asks: Which of the two logics is more likely to prevail: building barriers or removing them?
The middle way
Middle Egypt is a curious mix of the secular and the sacred, the new and the old, the foreign and the local, writes Galal Amin
In pulling out several settlements from Gaza, Sharon is thinking in demographic terms, writes Azmi Bishara
New trumps old
The prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Lebanon highlights two different orientations between the leaders who negotiated it. Sharon is on the losing side, writes Hassan Nafaa
After the hurricane
Arab states must understand the broader dynamics of regional history if they are to respond to the pressures of the present, writes Ahmed Abdel-Halim
Strangling an abiding rose
The US government may have imprisoned one of America's most inspiring non-violent social activists, but her very existence points a way to the end of the state's claim to the right of "legitimate" force, writes Curtis Doebbler
The race is on
Does John Kerry have "what it takes"? James Zogby comments
A third catastrophe?
Ariel Sharon's decision to evacuate Israeli settlements in Gaza received a mixed reaction...
The sensational confession of Abdul-Qadeer Khan, father of the Pakistani nuclear bomb, that he sold nuclear secrets to other states, including Iran, Libya, and North Korea, has eclipsed other developments on the subcontinent...
By Salama A Salama
New life at syndicates
Syndicates in Egypt have traditionally played the dual role of trade union and professional association...
By Mounir Megahed
What upsets me most of all is the claim made by some that we are not qualified for democracy...
By Naguib Mahfouz